Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Ashley River in Charleston, SC

We just got back from a trip to Charleston, SC last Sunday. Charleston is a very beautiful city. I really had a great time there and I sure am going to miss it. We toured the antebellum houses on Church St. the 3rd day we were there and then we ended up here at the boardwalk along Ashley River.

According to Wikipedia,
"The Ashley River is a blackwater / tidal river in South Carolina, rising from the Wassamassaw and Great Cypress Swamps in western Berkeley County. It consolidates its main channel about five miles west of Summerville, widening into a tidal estuary just south of Fort Dorchester. The river then flows for approximately 17 miles along the historical banks of the City of North Charleston before reaching peninsular Charleston. The much wider Ashley joins the Cooper River off the Battery in Charleston to form Charleston Harbor before discharging into the Atlantic Ocean.

The river was named for Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury and chief Lord Proprietor of the Carolina Colony. Charleston was founded on the western bank of the Ashley in 1670 (at Charles Towne Landing), before moving across to its current peninsular location ten years later. "

John and I match, lol, and no, we did not plan it.

It was fun to watch the dogs playing in the water.

The dog's a much better swimmer than me for sure!

Do you see those multi million dollar houses across the river?

I sure would love to own one of those. Wouldn't you?

I hope you enjoyed seeing a few pictures of Charleston. I will show you more on Saturday. We had such a good time there that I would like to share as much as I can but I don't want to upload too many pictures so I will post them in segments. The city is so charming and I would love to go back there.

I am linking with Susan's Outdoor Wednesday at http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/

and Watery Wednesday at http://waterywednesday.blogspot.com/

Beth's Travels Near and far at http://beyondthegardengate-beth.blogspot.com/

Bunny's Bunny Hop at http://bunnyjeansdecorandmore.blogspot.com/

Nature Footstep at http://nfmemes.blogspot.com/

Thanks you all for coming and to our hostesses, a special thanks for all your dedicated work!

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